The Congressional Briefing Series:
CFP Hosts Former Hill Staffer Geduldig
February 29, 2012
C. Geduldig, former Chief Financial Counsel for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN),
presented a talk entitled “Before, During and After – the Makings of Financial
Reform” and led an engaging discussion on current financial policy issues in
front of dozens of graduate students and professors at the Robert H. Smith
School of Business in College Park, Md. This event was the second edition of
CFP’s Congressional Briefing Series held in partnership with the University of
Maryland’s School of Public Policy.
Ms. Geduldig is currently Managing Director, Head of Federal Government
Relations and Chief Counsel at the Financial Services Forum. During her time in
Senator Corker’s office, she advised the Senator on issues relating to financial
markets, housing, banking, taxes, manufacturing, and international trade
finance. She also played a key role in drafting and advising Senator Corker on
the Dodd-Frank Act.
The briefing was an insider’s look into how Dodd-Frank was negotiated and
enacted. As a key staffer for a high-ranking member on the Senate Banking
Committee, Ms. Geduldig described how she worked in the trenches to attempt to
negotiate several aspects of the reform bill, including “too big to fail” and
consumer protection. She also shared her views on the final bill, saying that
there were many missed opportunities to work on a bi-partisan basis. Ms.
Geduldig took questions from the audience on topics such as executive
compensation, housing finance, the Office of Financial Research (OFR), and the
implications of a Republican administration on finance reform.
About the Center for Financial Policy (CFP)
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